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List of Airports and Emergency Landing Fields,

Yukon Territory

July 1st, 1941



Arctic & Northern Aviation



(1) DAWSON AIRPORT:

    Location - In Klondike valley twelve and one-half miles from Dawson. Landing field is on Lot 531, Group 1052, Yukon Territory, and also extends westward occupying a portion of A. Fournier's Homestead under an arrangement made with the owner by the Controller. One landing strip extending east and west, length 3,300 feet, surfaced with gravel to a width of one hundred and twenty feet. All weather use Government gravelled road to field. White Pass and Yukon Route have waiting room building, caretaker's building, gas and oil storage buildings on airport, also telephone connection to Dawson and Radio Station. Constructed by Government. Is Customs Port of Entry.

(2) WHITEHORSE AIRPORT:

    Location - On Lot 261, Group 804, Yukon Territory. Located on Bench west of and adjoining Town of Whitehorse. Gravelled roads to airport. Extensively developed in 1941 into first-class airport. Surfaced all weather runways, hangars, office buildings, electricity, telephone, etc. Customs Port of Entry. Constructed by Government.

(3) MAYO AIRPORT:

    Located on Lot 53, Group 1054, Yukon Territory, two and one-half miles north of Mayo, adjoining Government gravelled road. Two runways - East and west 2,800 feet long by 500 feet wide, 100 foot wide landing strip. North and South runway 2,600 feet long by 300 feet wide, 100 foot wide landing strip. The White Pass and Yukon Route have waiting room, gas and oil building on field and telephone connection to Town and Radio Station. Constructed by Government.

(4) CARCROSS AIRPORT:

    Location - Lot 161, Group 754, Yukon Territory, just east of Town of Carcross and White Pass Railroad on banks of Nares lake and River. One runway, east and west, length 2,800 feet by 250 feet. One Hundred foot wide landing strip in center. West end of runway extends into sandy soil on old White Pass North and South emergency field. Machine shop and waiting room on field belong to Northern Airways, Limited. Field constructed by Government.

(5) CARMACKS LANDING FIELD:

    Location on Lot 49, Group 903, Yukon Territory, near confluence of Nordenskiold and Yukon Rivers, on low river bench immediately downstream from Carmacks settlement on Yukon River. One runway length 2,350 feet, width 275 feet. Landing strip 100 feet wide, with Yukon River at each end of runway. Telegraph Station, Store and Roadhouse at Carmacks Settlement. River navigation. Field constructed by Government.

(6) SELKIRK LANDING FIELD:

    Location on Lot 23, Group 953, Yukon Territory, approximately one-half mile back from Selkirk Townsite, which is located on Bank of Yukon River. One runway, length 3,000 feet, width 150 feet. Telegraph station, two stores, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Detachment at Selkirk. River navigation. Field constructed by Government.

(7) McQUESTEN LANDING FIELD:

    Located about one-half mile below the junction of Partridge Creek with the Stewart River, adjoining Government Dawson to Whitehorse road. One runway, length 3,300 feet by 300 feet, with 100 foot landing strip. River navigation. Boat landing for Canadian Placers, Limited, of Clear Creek. Field constructed by Government.

(8) MINTO LANDING FIELD - (Emergency):

    Located at Minto on east bank of Lewes River, adjoining Dawson to Whitehorse Road. One runway 3,150 feet long by 250 feet wide on natural dry level ground. River navigation and telegraph line near by. Field constructed by Government.

(9) YUKON CROSSING LANDING FIELD - (Emergency):

    Constructed by White Pass and Yukon Route in 1940. Located on east bank of Lewes River approximately three miles north of Yukon Crossing, one-half way between Carmacks and Minto Landing Fields. One runway 2,500 feet lont by 300 feet wide, on natural dry ground.

(10) GRAND VALLEY LANDING FIELD - (Emergency):

    Constructed by White Pass and Yukon Route in 1940. Located near old Overland road one-half way between Pelly and Stewart Rivers, at a point about three miles east of old Mounted Police Post. One runway, length 2,800 feet, width 100 feet.

(11) CROOKED CREEK LANDING FIELD - (Emergency):

    Constructed by White Pass and Yukon Route in 1939. Located about ten miles north of Crooked Creek Junction Roadhouse on a bench close to Stewart River adjoining Dawson to Whitehorse road. One runway, length 3,600 feet, width 200 feet. Landing strip in center 100 feet wide on dry ground.

(12) FLAT CREEK LANDING FIELD - (Emergency):

    Constructed by White Pass and Yukon Route in 1939. Improved by Government in 1940. Located on an elevated part of a ridge between Flat Creek and Klondike River, about forty-two miles from Dawson City, near Dawson to Whitehorse road. One runway, length 3,000 feet, width 300 feet, landing strip in center 100 feet wide. White Pass and Yukon Route have shelter cabin on field.

(13) MICA CREEK LANDING FIELD - (Emergency):

    Constructed by White Pass and Yukon Route in 1939. Location on a bench close to the Pelly River about four miles above Mica Creek. Direction of field northwest and southeast. Length 2,100 feet, width 225 feet, with landing strip 100 feet wide.

(14) MONTAGUE LANDING FIELD - (Emergency):

    Constructed by White Pass and Yukon Route in 1939. Location - in Nordenskiold valley about twenty-four miles south of Carmacks and adjacent to Dawson to Whitehorse road. Length 3,000 feet, width 300 feet, with a landing strip 100 feet wide. Shelter cabin with heater.

(15) BRAEBURN LANDING FIELD - (Emergency):

    Constructed by White Pass and Yukon Route in 1939. Location - near Braeburn Lake in Nordenskiold Valley about twenty-four miles south of Montague. Length of field 2,000 feet, width 300 feet, with a landing strip 100 feet wide.

(16) FOX LAKE (RICHTOFEN) LANDING FIELD - (Emergency):

    Constructed by White Pass and Yukon Route in 1940. Location - three miles south of the south end of the lake. Runway 2,000 feet by 100 feet. Shelter cabin with heater.

(17) UPPER LEBARGE LANDING FIELD - (Emergency):

    Constructed by White Pass and Yukon Route in 1939. Location near upper end of Lake LeBarge. Length of field 3,200 feet, width 400 feet, with landing strip 100 feet wide.

(18) LITTLE SALMON LANDING FIELD - (Emergency):

    Constructed by the White Pass and Yukon Route in 1940. Location on east bank of Lewes River on a high bengh approximately three miles below the mouth of the Little Salmon River. Length 1,800 feet, width 300 feet.

(19) BURWASH LANDING FIELD:

    Constructed by Pacific Alaska Airways. Located on a Homestead at Burwash Landing, Kluane Lake. Radio Station and Trading Post.